This year KAFS have organised a number of excavations for students of all ability levels. For those who have no digging experience, a training course will run in August at Abbey Barns Roman Villa in Faversham. Afternoons are spent digging with KAFS experts whilst specific topics are covered in morning classes, including excavating techniques, recording, and Roman pottery.
For those with fieldwork experience under their belt, there are several excavations on offer, including an opportunity to participate in the evaluation of three Bronze Age barrows on the North Downs throughout July. The FieldSchool investigated this site in 2011 and the results indicate activity at this site stretching from the prehistoric through to the Early Medieval period.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult. There are significant reductions in cost for KAFS members, and some digs are only available to current members.